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IVRA Clubsport Series: New Rules & New Class Debut

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The announcement for the IVRA GT Sprint Series has been out for a while now, but it is not going be the organization’s only competition for the new season: The IVRA Clubsport Series makes its return in iRacing – with a few interesting changes ahead of the season opener on October 15th. Get to know the first few on SimRacing Unlimited.

The known 992, GT4 and TCR classes are going to return for the new season, joined by an entirely new class: The Club Cup makes its debut in the series and is somewhat of an extension of the TCR class instead of running Mazda MX5’s, as the name might suggest. It is going to be a TCR AM class, which is a response to last season’s TCR participation, as IVRA organizer Pascal Radschun explains: “The reason for this is that we have had some very strong TCR teams on the grid, but also some that were always towards the bottom half of the order.”

In addition to the new class, an different track limit system is going to be used: Drivers will have a limit of 50 off-track excursions, but only 1x incidents will count towards it – this is to avoid bigger incidents bringing SimRacers closer to that limit even if they were no off-track incidents.

A new structure for handing out penalties will also be introduced: Prior to each race, a dedicated penalty zone will be defined at the start of the pit lane to make it possible to combine serving penalties and pitting in order to save some time. “Penalties have been reworked to give the stewards the opportunity to react to repeated offenses or plain unlucky situations accordingly and in a more sensible way”, says Radschun. Multiple penalties can be combined and do not have to be served separately, and each team that is handed a penalty is required to confirm that they received the message via their team’s channel on the competition Discord.

The Clubsport Series opens its season on October 15th with round one at Fuji, and just like the start of the competition, its final will be set in Japan – scheduled for April 29th, 2023, SimRacers are taking to the grid in Suzuka. You can find the full calendar below.

IVRA Clubsport Series – 2022-2023 Calendar

  • October 15th, 2022 – Fuji
  • December 3rd, 2022 – Interlagos
  • January 7th, 2023 – Imola
  • February 25th, 2023 – Mid-Ohio
  • April 1st, 2023 – Barber Motorsports Park
  • April 29th, 2023 – Suzuka
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